Text: Daniel 2:31-49, Romans 8:31-39
King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was bizarre, to be sure. Daniel describes it back to him – a bright and frightening image with a head of gold, a torso of silver, legs of bronze and feet of iron and clay, all crushed to a powder with a blow from one supernatural stone. The pieces are like discarded wheat, scattered by the wind until it all but disappears, while the mysterious stone grows until it fills all the earth.
What in the world does THAT mean?
The king was obviously deeply disturbed by it all, and he is likewise deeply grateful when Daniel interprets the dream for him with confidence, with insight given by God Himself. The unsolvable was solved when Daniel and his friends prayed earnestly to God for His wisdom and mercy.
What mysteries are troubling you today? What images have frightened you to the core? What question would you give anything to have answered right now?
God may not spell out the answers for us the way He did for the king through Daniel that day, but He does invite us to seek Him. He does invite us to ask Him for wisdom and mercy, and He delights to give it. The answers may not look the way we’d hoped, or they may not be clear at all. The unsolvable may not be solved after one prayer or thousands. But we know the One who is the revealer of mysteries, and we know that He is for us. Nothing, not even the darkest mysteries, can separate us from His love.